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The “Moving Albania” series by Belgian photographer Frederik Buyckx

The “Moving Albania” series by Belgian photographer Frederik Buyckx

These pictures were truly an exciting discovery for me. At first, they looked like they were taken years ago, but the sad reality is that they are as fresh and brutal as ever! If you’ve ever visited Albania, as a foreigner, then obviously you have seen the ever expanding city limits and countless buildings, big […]

Life is harder when you have to carry a big load!

Life is harder when you have to carry a big load!

The other day, as I was walking back to my apartment, I could not help but notice this guy passing me on the street carrying this large bag full of cans. The load did not seem extremely heavy, though enough for him to strain somewhat under it. It just reminded me of the constant hardship […]

ATM employees, Albanian style

ATM employees, Albanian style

How would you like to have a job which pays you every month but does not require you to show up?! What about a job for which you do not even have to be in the country, but would still pay you a monthly salary which you could withdraw with your bank card?! What about […]

Happy national holidays Albania

Happy national holidays Albania

I love Sunday mornings and the same feeling is about national holidays. The city is quieter than normal and people are even more laid back as well. Less movement, less noise and less stress are all good things. People know that a break is necessary and, unless you have a business, then everybody’s day tends […]

Need help with Albanian communist era prison pictures

Need help with Albanian communist era prison pictures

Update: 29 October 2013 Adam was finally able to gather all the information needed, so thank you to all those who contributed. Elvis —————Original post below—————————- The other day someone contact me about a project that he was doing which required him to find old Albanian prison pictures from the communist era. As I do […]

The precarious state of things in Albania

The precarious state of things in Albania

Yesterday I got a stark reminder of the precarious state in which things and by extension the very lives of people are in Albania. My good friend Bruno, at Tirana Ekspres center (NGO), gave me a call asking for help to notify the media and supporters to come out concerned that the warehouse building where […]

Why is “maintenance” such a difficult concept for many Albanians?

Why is “maintenance” such a difficult concept for many Albanians?

The second law of thermodynamics states that things are in a constant state of decay, thus anything and everything in this world is in a constant state of consumption and entropy. Man-made materials are especially prone to this law. Thus, objects and subjects alike require a certain level of maintenance for them to operate at […]

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